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Football Rumours - Thursday 18th June 2020

last updated Thursday 18th June 2020, 9:33 AM


  • Spanish forward Pedro, 32, has agreed to join Roma on a free transfer and must decide whether to sign a short-term extension to stay at Chelsea until the end of the season.

  • Pedro is unwilling to finish the season with the Blues because he does not want to put the move to Roma at risk.
    (The Athletic)

  • Scottish midfielder Ryan Fraser, 26, wants more than £100,000-a-week to sign as a free agent after he turned down the offer of a short-term contract to stay at Bournemouth for the rest of the season.

  • Leicester City do not want to sell 23-year-old England left-back Ben Chilwell in the next transfer window - even if they are offered in the region of £50m.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton's Irish goalkeeper Dan Rose, 16, has moved to Bundesliga club Schalke.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Barcelona will offer Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 32, a new contract to keep him at the club until 2023.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Bayern Munich will consider selling Austrian left-back David Alaba, 27, rather than running down his contract.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Monaco's German right-back Benjamin Henrichs, 23, who Bayern Munich are interested in, will probably join RB Leipzig.
    (Bild Sport)


  • Manager Mikel Arteta has asked the Arsenal board to back him to improve his squad in the transfer market - after Premier League rivals Chelsea agreed a £54m deal to sign German striker Timo Werner, 24, from RB Leipzig.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Jurgen Klopp is ready to offload six first-team players this summer as he looks to raise funds to bring his top transfer targets to Anfield.

  • Paul Mitchell, who worked at Tottenham and Southampton, has been appointed Monaco sporting director.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley believes that the club are 'in a good place' as they seek to secure contract extensions for loanees including Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, 31, and English midfielder Trevoh Chalobah, 20.
    (Yorkshire Post)

  • Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs are signing new contracts with Leicester in a significant boost for Brendan Rodgers.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Barrow have been promoted to English Football League's League Two after being crowned National League champions.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle United have received a new £350m takeover bid from the CEO of US TV company Clear TV, Henry Mauriss.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Midfielder Nampalys Mendy has signed a short-term contract to play until the end of the truncated season and remains in negotiations over possibly staying beyond the summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Andy King will leave Leicester at the end of the 2019-20 season after spending 16 years with the club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester are also extending the loan agreement for Wolves defender Ryan Bennett, who joined from Wolves in January.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Erling Haaland's prodigious cousin has taken another step towards emulating the Dortmund forward's emergence as one of the most dangerous strikers in Europe by signing for Norwegian champions Molde.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Orlando City's Portuguese captain Nani, 33, says that former Manchester United and international team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, has said he will "probably" end up in Major League Soccer before he retires.

  • Champions League knockout games will be played in a 12-day condensed tournament in Lisbon in August, UEFA has confirmed.
    (Sky Sports)

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